The General Assembly approved the $6.7 state spending plan today. The final vote comes just days before the new fiscal year begins.
The budget now goes to the governor, who has five business days to consider and make vetoes. She is not expected to veto a three percent pay raise for state employees, which will likely go into effect by the second paycheck of the new fiscal year, according to Senate budget staff.
The pay increase for July 1 will most likely be added to the July 15 paycheck.
A stopgap measure passed by lawmakers when budget negotiations stalled at one point allows state paychecks to go out on time.
The continuing resolution allowed government to continue business as usual while the budget is complete.
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis assured public employees today that there are no snags in their regular paychecks.
“With passage of today’s continuing resolution by the House and Senate and approval from the Governor, the Treasurer’s Office has received the warrant from the Comptroller General’s Office and is currently processing state payroll. All state employees will receive regular paychecks without delay. A proposed pay raise for state employees was not included in the continuing resolution ratified by the General Assembly, ” said Loftis.
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